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The Lime Tree Restaurant

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8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
0161 445 1217
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 94
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Early Bird Special

We have been with friends to the Lime Tree many times for the Early Bird 3 course menu. The selection and quality of the food never fails to be excellent and interesting. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is modern with a great atmosphere and we will be returning many more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
elaine d
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Have had many great meals at the Lime Tree over the years but sadly the experience today was not one of them.Firstly the Sunday 3course menu is now a la carte and works out much more expensive than in the past. secondly the service was slow boardering on poor,One waiter promised to return to take our wine order but never... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We have been with friends to the Lime Tree many times for the Early Bird 3 course menu. The selection and quality of the food never fails to be excellent and interesting. The staff are always welcoming and friendly. The restaurant is modern with a great atmosphere and we will be returning many more times in the future. Excellent evening.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great food, great service, modern decor, excellent value on the early bird special. Wine a little pricey, but good choice. Going to the Bollington one later this week.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Usually one of our favourites but this time we felt it didn't quite make the mark. Service was very good but the food was on the skimpy side and not quite what we expect! We were also automatically charged for the service, we stupidly left a tip as we weren't expecting an automatic service charge!

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Visited the Lime Tree for a romantic meal with my girlfriend. The food was excellent and service from the staff very good.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went early Saturday evening to get together with son who lives locally. Warm summer evening, great decor, super friendly staff all got things off to a good start. Things got far better when the food started coming. Every dish that came to the table was brilliant. Beautifully presented and flavours that were just amazing. Can't wait for next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great service and delicious food. All staff very helpful and friendly and willing to help from moving the table to explaining the dishes and even interpreting a quote in French!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I'm lucky enough to be in walking distance of The Lime Tree and despite its familiarity it always manages something a little special. This weekend it was a fabulous soufflé starter, then a rib eye with the perfect sauce. The team are there for your need, unassuming and never pushy A simply fabulous place

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It's been a while since we ate at the Lime Tree, previous experiences have always been very good indeed and I especially thought the early bird dining offers (the lime tree were pioneers of the early bird before many others started doing the same thing) were great value and made the Lime Tree affordable on many occasions instead of just... More 

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Hale, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We have been fans of The LIme tree for years. I went for lunch today with the family and was very disappointed. The food was well cooked, smallish portions and in my opinion over priced. Be prepared to pay for starter , main, and desert around forty pounds without drinks. The accompaniment of vegetables contained no potatoes as advertised and... More 

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Additional Information about The Lime Tree Restaurant

Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
Phone Number: 0161 445 1217
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $32 to $63
Cuisine: British

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lapwing Lane | West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 0161 445 1217

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $32 to $63
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?